Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit - Day 2

October 6, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PDT

October 6, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PDT

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with other Global CISOs who lead large, multinational organizations at this exclusive virtual summit. Engage in candid discussions, dive deep into critical issues and validate strategies with other enterprise heads of IT and security on the challenges unique to complex, multinational operations.

The Global CISO Executive Summit features topics and speakers determined by your industry peers, ensuring the agenda delivers the most timely and relevant information in a true, peer-to-peer environment.

This is a two-day virtual event, October 5 and 6. To guarantee your registration for both days, please contact Global CISO Program Manager Tom Ward, 971-271-6883,

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Enabling the Business

Impactful Communication

Digital Transformation

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Derek Benz

Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

Global Chief Security Officer

Dan Chisum

Mgr., IT Security, Strategy & Planning

Kirsten Davies

Estee Lauder
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Chief Security Officer

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim McKnight

Executive VP & Chief Security Officer

Nasrin Rezai

GE Power
EVP, Global Chief Information Security and Product Security Officer

Alden Sutherland

VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

YUM! Brands
Corporate VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer


October 6, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Strategies for an Active Defense of the Enterprise of Things

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Michael DeCesare

CEO and President

ForeScout Technologies

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Martin Strasburger

Senior Director, Cybersecurity


Innovation is driving our connected world. The result is device diversity thriving at the cost of security as users connect from all over the map – literally. While your teams work to address operational and functional gaps from these managed and unmanaged devices, cybercriminals develop attacks targeting the top areas of risk within your company. In this discussion, join Michael DeCesare and Martin Strasburger as they explore cybersecurity resilience strategies for mitigating and remediating risk.

In this session we will discuss:

  • Proliferation of network-connected devices amidst the convergence of IoT/OT
  • Measuring and identifying the greatest points of risk in enterprise-scale networks
  • Where CISOs and CIOs should focus resources and costs to strengthen an active defense

9:00am - 10:00am  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Data Governance as a Business Enabler

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Ben Sapiro

Global Chief Information Security Officer

Great-West Life Assurance

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Mike Zachman



Data governance and security should be a top priority for every organization, especially in an era when privacy regulation is only becoming more complex. Since consumers now expect to hold more control of their data and its use, companies that provide these services build trust and loyalty in the marketplace, which leads to growth opportunities and increased revenue.

Join this session to learn:

  • The role your Global CISO peers are playing in their organization’s data governance strategy
  • The way senior business leaders are evaluating data governance and security as a business asset
  • How privacy regulation is shaping business operations and consumer expectations

9:00am - 10:00am  PDT Virtual Summit Boardroom

Taking Calculated Risks – Identity in the Age of Cloud Transformation

Cloud transformation changes the way enterprises conduct business. Innovation, however, often comes with failure and CISOs can’t remove risk. Therefore, you need calculated risks to take full advantage of transformation, especially as the attack perimeter shifts to identity.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Evolve operating models to reduce internal threat attack surface
  • Analyze challenges associated with identity in interconnected ecosystems
  • Apply risk-based analytics for an identity-focused technology adoption strategy

10:00am - 10:45am  PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

Proactive Innovation with XDR

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Bruce Hembree

Field Chief Technology Officer

Palo Alto Networks

The challenge? Cyber threats don't take time off. And with varying budgets, staffing and technologies, Global CISOs find that they must react and adapt accordingly to ensure their SOC is performing effectively. But what if there was a more proactive approach? Find out how you can gain visibility into data across networks, clouds and endpoints while applying analytics and automation to address today’s increasingly sophisticated threat landscape.

Join this session to learn:

  • How you can quickly identify hidden, stealthy and sophisticated threats
  • Successful strategies to prevent cyberattacks as well as simplify and strengthen security processes
  • Getting more out of your security investments

11:00am - 11:15am  PDT CISO Featured Session

Innovation Spotlight

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Demetrios Lazarikos

CEO and Co-Founder

Blue Lava

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Sheldon Cuffie

Vice President & Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer

American Family Insurance

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Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Chief Security Officer


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Chris Lugo

Global CISO


Be among the first to see what’s new and next in the security solutions landscape. Four early-stage providers will get the chance to showcase their innovative solutions to the most pressing cybersecurity challenges before a panel of influential global enterprise CISOs – and you! – for coaching and feedback.

Innovation Spotlight Judges

  • Sheldon Cuffie, Vice President & Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer, American Family Insurance
  • Juan Gomez-Sanchez, Chief Security Officer, Lennar Corporation
  • Chris Lugo, Global CISO, Danaher

8:45am - 9:00am  PDT Break

10:45am - 11:00am  PDT Break

11:15am - 12:00pm  PDT Virtual Summit Keynote

CISO Innovation Spotlight Podcast

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Matt Crouse


Taco Bell

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David Spark


Guest Speaker

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David Tyburski

Chief Information Security Officer

Wynn Resorts

Get ready for the live podcast that has shone a light on one of the most important areas of InfoSec – relations between buyers and sellers of cybersecurity products. Join host David Spark and his special guests, Matt Crouse and David Tyburski, as they take a deeper dive into this year's Innovation Spotlight presentations.

During this live recording you will:

  • Gain additional insights from Spotlight contestants John Worrall, Nick Halsey and Demetrios Lazarikos
  • Have an opportunity to interact with the panel
  • Discover innovative ideas and solutions that can help keep your organization safe and secure

12:00pm - 1:00pm  PDT Networking

Mentoring and Diversity Reception 2020 – The Global Conversation Continues

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Sara Andrews

SVP, Global CISO

PepsiCo Inc

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Gary Eppinger

Global Chief Information Security Officer & Privacy Officer

Carnival Cruise Lines

Last year the Global CISO community came together to experience and uncover the importance of mentorship and new mentor/mentee opportunities. We also touched on strategies to help increase diversity within our teams. As you know, a strong program starts with a strong CISO. And a strong CISO needs a strong, diverse network of peers to help them lead the way.

Join this networking session to discuss:

  • Actions you can take to drive awareness, foster a sense of belonging, and create lasting change
  • Ways you can strengthen your mentor/mentee relationships
  • How you can improve your communication strategies when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts

October 6, 2020

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